DENVER, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), and a leading independent provider of integrated health and kidney care services in the United States, welcomes Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE as vice president of integrated care and member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, DaVita's physician leadership team. Dr. Becker will lead the clinical programs for VillageHealth at DaVita HealthCare Partners.
"Dr. Becker's career is testament to his commitment to patients by improving and growing value based health care," said Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, chief medical officer for DaVita Kidney Care. "We are looking forward to seeing the ways in which he can help us to provide holistic, patient centered, integrated health care."
Dr. Becker graduated from Dartmouth College and received his M.D. from the University of Kansas and has served as president of the National Kidney Foundation. Prior to working with DaVita, Dr. Becker led the nephrology group at the University of Wisconsin where he assisted in developing Wisconsin Dialysis Inc. and was president of the University of Chicago Medicine Care Network, composed of over 1,000 physicians. He also held the position of vice president of clinical integration and associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Dr. Becker is passionate about improving the lives of patients by creating value based health care that can lead to superior clinical outcomes while responsibly stewarding precious resources. Through his work, Dr. Becker aims to achieve the highest level of care possible, even in times of change. His experience as a physician executive and his work for not-for-profit and physician organizations has inspired his beliefs in open dialogue, teamwork and the power of respect to motivate and improve results. He will be a great addition to the DaVita Village. To learn more about the DaVita physician leadership team, visit DaVita.com/physicians.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,293 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 185,000 patients. The company also operated 127 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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